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Dedede Academy

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Dedede Academy
Dedede Academy.png
Screenshot of the exterior of Dedede Academy from the episode eNeMeE Elementary.
First episode eNeMeE Elementary
Last episode Teacher's Threat
Other episode(s) The School Scam
Inhabitant(s) Teacher Creature, Dirk, Kirk, and Smirk, Rekketsu
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This article is about the elementary school. For the art museum, see Royal Acadddemy of Arts. For the episode it first appears in, see eNeMeE Elementary.
At Dedede Academy, the students are not fools! If they know what's good for them, they'll obey all the rules!
— The anthem for Dedede Academy

Dedede Academy (also referred to as eNeMeE Academy[1]) is a schoolhouse built by King Dedede using a school building kit from Night Mare Enterprises which appears in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. It is the principal setting of three episodes: eNeMeE Elementary, The School Scam, and Teacher's Threat.


Hi! I'd like to welcome you to the Dedede Academy: Cappy Town's best - scratch that - only educational institution, where children will learn the three Ds: Discipline, Discipline, and Discipline! You'll receive a handy coupon for the purchase of textbooks, notebooks, and some snazzy up-to-the-minute pencil holders!
— Escargoon making an advertisement for Dedede Academy, from eNeMeE Elementary

The Dedede Academy is a moderately-sized schoolhouse with a red roof and a bell with King Dedede's face emblazoned on it. Next to the schoolhouse itself is a tall watch tower which is used for bungee jumping in gym class. In the back is a square dirt field which has giant retractable electric fences used to keep the kids in during classes. These elements serve to make the academy resemble a prison. Inside the school, there are a number of hallways and a single classroom with twenty five desks for students, a desk for the instructor, and a chalkboard. Hanging over the chalkboard is a portrait of King Dedede wearing his principal's robe.

The Dedede Academy is used as the setting for three episodes: those being eNeMeE Elementary, The School Scam, and Teacher's Threat. In each one, the school ends up being destroyed when Kirby defeats the monster in that particular episode, and needs to be rebuilt for its next appearance.


The following characters have held the following positions at Dedede Academy:

eNeMeE Elementary[edit]

The School Scam[edit]

Teacher's Threat[edit]


  • In each episode involving the academy, King Dedede makes a show of crying when it is destroyed or when he recounts its previous failures.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デデデ小学校
Dedede Shōgakkō
Dedede Elementary School


  1. "It's actually a lot simpler than you might think, King! All you need is the eNeMeE Academy school kit!" --N.M.E. Sales Guy, in eNeMeE Elementary